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Unreal Engine Physics Essentials

By : Devin Sherry, Vladimir Alyamkin, Katax Emperore
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Unreal Engine Physics Essentials

By: Devin Sherry, Vladimir Alyamkin, Katax Emperore

Overview of this book

This book gives readers practical insight into the mathematical and physics principles necessary to properly implement physics within Unreal Engine 4. Discover how to manipulate physics within Unreal Engine 4 by learning basic real-world mathematical and physics concepts that assist in the implementation of physics-based objects in your game world. Then, you'll be introduced to PhAT (Physics Asset Tool) within Unreal Engine 4 to learn more about developing game physics objects for your game world. Next, dive into Unreal Engine 4’s collision generation, physical materials, blueprints, constraints, and more to get hands-on experience with the tools provided by Epic to create real-world physics in Unreal Engine 4. Lastly, you will create a working Vehicle Blueprint that uses all the concepts covered in this book, as well as covering advanced physics-based topics.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Unreal Engine Physics Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Creating simple collisions – a section review

In this section, we took a more in-depth look at the different types of simple collision that can be generated in the Static Mesh editor in Unreal Engine 4 and the pros and cons of each type. Using starter content assets as examples, we applied each type of simple collision to view how they are generated based on the size and shape of our asset to better understand how they work. Now that we have taken a deeper look at how to generate simple collisions in Unreal Engine 4, let's now move on and take a look at how to generate complex and custom collision hulls using Unreal Engine 4.